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section of the country in five libyan cities. throughout monday and tuesday, president obama was silent on the libyan crisis, late on wednesday mr. obama broke his silence with carefully chosen words. >> first, we are doing everything we can to protect american citizens. and it's my highest priority. in a volatile situation like this one, it's imperativthe nations and people of the world speak with one voice, and that that has been our focus. the entire world is watching. >> question, what is the reason why president obama has been hesitant to speak out against gaddafi and. >> it was very weak statement, john. but the reason he's been hesitant to speak is there's 6,000 americans, something like that, as of friday still in that country in various places. gov a maniac responsible for the lockerbie massacre. he could attempt reprisals against americans, shooting of americans, and hostage taking and althe rest. but this crisis, john, gaddafi is approaching his end right now, and in my view lot of people are pushing for american intervention. if anybody's going to go into stop a massacre goi
with officials from the obama administration. he spoke to us earlier from there. i asked him what germany and europe could do to support these democratic movements in the tunisian, egypt, and elsewhere. >> i think it is now necessary that we strengthen, and we have decreed institutions which allow the people of tunisia and egypt to decide about their own fate, about their own future in a democratic way. this means that time is needed for ganing new polical parties and in the wider spectrum of secular opposition and a secular political parties can help to establish these parties through our political foundations. in germany, all the political parties have political foundations. so we can cover the whole political spectrum from the left to the right and vice versa. we could also help in an economic way, because there are big economic problems in tunisia and egypt well. if we open the european markets more broadly and agricultural products from tunisia and egypt, this might be part of the discussion to the i am favoring this step. a third step would be that they should open our universities
, please stand by. we're going live to president obama who is making a statement. >> it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers and do so peacefully, constructively, and in the spirit of unity thatas defined these last few weeks. for gyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day. the military has served patriotically and responsibly as a caretaker to the state and will have to ensure a transition that is credible in the eyes of the egyptian people, which means protecting the rights of the egyptian citizens, lifting the emergency law, reviving the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible and laying out a clear path to elections that are fair and free. above all, this transition must bring all of egypt's voices to the table. for the spirit of peaceful protests and perseverance that the egyptian people have shown can serve as a powerful wind at the back of this change. the united states will continue to be a f
it to the american people. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, jim webb and jon kyl. and congressman resigns. a warning in the digital age. the honor of the redskins says he has beeee smeared and slandered. he is suing. >> frog is wrong and that is what it is all about. -- wrong is wrong and that's what it's all about. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> mubarak steps down, and power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure. nobody knows for sure the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made -- people were absolutely overjoyed at the news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved to shamr el-sheikh, but he finally got the message and stepped down. apparently what he did was extra constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next for the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, loo
. here in the united states president obama asked mubarak to abc indicate now. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief an orderly transition must be meaningful, egypt's overall military budget. question, president obama urges president mubarak to leave office at once. what is president obama's rational for pushing him over the brink? >> the obama administration got out in front and it got too far out in front, john. all that violence occurred wednesday, the obama administration has been caught flat flood in the tide has beguto turn in favor of the government. mubarak's guys are in the streets, they've indicated they'll fight to defend him. the army stayed neutral. the israelis and saudis came out and said the americans are undercutting, stabbing mubarak in the back, an old friend, throwing him seemed to indicate that he wants to be there when the next president is inaugurated, and as of now there is no way in my judgment those protestors without the help of the army can remove president mubarak if he does not wish to go. i think the army and mubara
get down to the big issue of the entitlements. obama is right to -- on the continuing resolution. but then when we resolve that issue -- and i think we will resolve it in some way -- then you have to buy nature get to entitlements. >> you can have a debate -- >> they know it. they are starting to acknowledge it. >> the president said the republicans' cuts are too deep and it threatens a veto. >> let's use a scalpel. >> house speaker john boehner says if the president does not cut deeply, republicans will. >> for the last two years since the president has taken off as the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in it, so be it. we are broke. >> so what? >> they are fighting over this 12%. it the whole game is elsewhere. but like the two political parties -- both the republicans and democrats, while the rest of the country is saying we have a problem with the dead but the two political parties -- >> they are fretting about -- >> maybe they will get to it but they did not show -- >> they are writing about subsidies for poor people an
as a boy living in a household under a core corrupt dictator, president suharto. if you look at obama's first memoir there is quite searing accounts of his stepfather talking to him about this being a land of cruelty where weak people are killed by strong people. and you can konl imagine the young obama listening to this. >> rose: finally this evening we go from he lipt-- egypt to the american economy with austan goolsbee. we close this evening by looking ahead at sunday's super bowl with boomer. max rodenbeck, david ignatius, miguele dunne, austan goolsbee when we continue. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new
on "to the contrary:" first lady michelle obama gets frank about her family's faith. then, new research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. behind the headlines: why every little girl wants to be a princess. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diver perspectives. up first, the first family and religion. some americans want the obamas to set the record straight about their religious beliefs and practices. this week mrs. obama said the first family participates in church and has a spiritual life. she also said the president prays daily and often consults ministers by phone. but mrs. obama would not disclose whether she has a spiritual adviser. despite many proclamations about beinchristian, president obama's religion has been debated nationally since he became a canned kate date for national office. just last summer, one in five americans believed he was a muslim and close to half of americans were unsure about the president's religious beliefs. only 34% believed the president is christian. at th
in a move this week with implications for the 2012 presidential race, the obama administration says it will no longer defend the defense of marriage act or doma. the act defines marriage as only available to a man and a woman. it denies marriage based federal benefits to same sex married couples. u.s. attorney general holder deems the 15-year-old federal law unconstitutional. the decision is caution quite a stir on capitol hill with some republicans calling it political. during his 2008 presidential campaign, president obama said he did not support the right of gay couples to marry. and now he reveals his position on the issue constantly evolving. same sex marriage is legal in five states and the district of columbia. genevieve wood, what if any effect will this have on the presidential race in 2012? >> well, despite president obama being an evolving president on this nowhere were voters have the opportunity to state level have they voted to redefine marriage. i think he is on the opposite side of voters. >> and i think it is more of an issue as to whether or not this will come up a
officials today. and president obama talked of a transition that begins now. he spoke after meeting with canadian prime minister stephen harper at the white house. >> i believe that president mubarak care bses history country, he is crowd but he is also a patriot. and what i have suggested to him is that he needs to consult with those who are around him in his government. he needs to listen to what's being voiced by the egyptian people. and make a judgement about a pathway forward that is orderly. but that is meaningful and serious can. and i believe that he's already said that he's to the going to run for re-election. this is somebody whose's been in power for a very long time in egypt. having made that psychological break, that decision that he will not be running again, i think the most important for him to ask himself, for the egyptian government to ask itself as well as the opposition to ask itself is how do we make that transition effective, and lasting and legitimate. and as i said before, that's not a decision ultimately the united states makes or any country outside of egyp
. president obama made the case today for his 2012 budget, and called on both parties to prepare for tough decisions about social security, medicare and medicaid. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, on capitol hill, republicans called for slashing this year's spending. david chalian walks us through the politics of today's debate. >> woodruff: and we talk to freshman senator and tea party leader rand paul, who says neither party is going far enough. >> i don't think we're on a path towards balancing the budget. we're not a path towards reducing the debt. we're on a path towards exploding the debt on both sides, democrat and republican. >> ifill: then, we look at the ripple effect from egypt's uprising, as protesters take to the streets in bahrain and yemen. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown zeroes in on the moves by the government of iran to crack down on demonstrators. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a colorado clinic helping diabetes patients stave off the devastating consequences of the disease. >> we're winning the war because we see less long-term complicatio
overtake them. in fact one u.s. official said it's been a real crawl, walk, run toward the obama administration trying to catch up with events. >> charlie: we conclude with bill keillor executive editor of "the new york times" talking about wikileaks and events in egypt. >> it's has some immediate impact and to the extent that what's happening in the streets of egypt, many of the egyptians say they were inspired by what happened in tunisia and had a second -- secondary effect. >> charlie: our conversation with annette benning will be shown next week. wikileaks, next. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: in egypt today there was a d
of negotiations aimed at ending the uprising. >> brown: then we look at president obama's outreach to corporate america in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> but i want to be clear. even as we make america the best place on earth to do business, businesses also have a responsibility to america. >> ifill: judy woodruff talks to actress and playwright anna deveare smith about her one- woman play on facing the end of life. >> i say that it is about the vulnerability of the human body, the resilience of the spirit, the price of care. >> brown: and we examine aol's big buy of the web site the huffington post, with arianna huffington and aol chief tim armstrong. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial prof
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obama got the news about mubarak as he was having a meeting in the oval office. later, he emerged to say egyptians have inspired the world with the mor force of non-violence and peaceful change. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard and egypt will never be the same. by stepping down president mubarak responded to the egyptian people's hunger for change. but this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's the beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead. and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. the word tahrir means liberation. it is a word that speaks to that something in our souls that cries out for freedom. and forever more it will remind us of the egyptian people, of what they did, of the things that they stood for, and how they changed their country and in doing so, changed the world. >> lehrer: the joyful scenes in egypt quickly spread across the middle east and around the world. in beirut, lebanon, and in gaza, people poured into the streets, singing, dancing and setting off firework
't know that! >> that's nonsense! >> multiple choice exit character, characterize president obama's moves in handling the egyptian cries. a, sure footed. b, flatfooted. c, wrong footed. d, none of the above? e, all of the above? >> a, b and c. >> that's all of the above. >> except for d! >> we go out the side door. >> he was cautious, in a rapidly changing situation, and there was fancy foot work there. and he comes out -- fancy footwork at the end and he looks pretty good, yes. >> really? >> well, i disagree. i this he was all over the map. you had some catastrophic situations where the director of national intelligence says the muslim brotherhood is largely secular, huge mistake. had he the king of saudi arabia calling him to the president of the united states, and he ran our c.i.a. director getting information from fox news, for crying out loud. this is not reflect very well on this administration. >> what do they say to him. >> abdullah had a very -- pretty frank, frank and brutal conversation saying do not humiliate your long stalwart ally of 30 years! >> i think obama did well withi
of president hosni mubarak. the obama administration has been struggling to keep pace with the rapidly changing events. secretary of state hillary clinton told a european security conference on saturday those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still at the end on the outside looking in. joining me now by phone from cairo is "new york times" columnist in roger cohen. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: so tell me where we are at this monday late night in cairo. >> well, today the government, president hosni mubarak, seemed to be reasserting control, at least to some degree. cairo had an air of greater normalcy. there was more traffic, banks open at least for a couple of hours and the government immediately put through a 15% pay rise, the government workers, in an attempt to calm things. but the protests atta rear square continue with many, many thousands of people still in the square and the standoff remains. the protestors who insist that hosni mubarak, president of 30 years, must go now and mubarak seemingly increasingly supported by we
obama. that is to me the key political fact in the country, that coalition. if that weren't there, hillary clinton f she were still senator of this state up in new york would be the lightning rod for every middle east problem, every economic problem. she would be the way ted kennedy was back with jimmy carter. the party would be split. and the fact that it is not split i think is key to its success, and its possibility of winning a significant re-election. if they weren't united as they are, i don't think they would be winning next time. >> rose: do you think if she was in the senate now. >> the things that have happened she might be positions herself to challenge. >> not to challenge but even if she didn't, she would be positioned to inevitably play the role of critic because it would just come to her it would be the automatic role for somebody like that. and as it is, because she's part of the team and done this perfect job so far, bill clinton's part of the team, it's really that, i don't know if i said this before to you, but i think it reminded me of ago an alda and jimmy smi
yearned for a role in shaping the future of syria. she asked president barack obama to do more to support the palestinian cause. this is another side ofofhe crackdown on opposition in syria. >> and big debt problems in communities across germany. the debt has risen dramatically. despite an economic rebound, and german towns and cities broad anfar wer revenu las year and then they spent. it rose to nearly 10 billion euros, the largest in post-war history. >> like many other cities in germany, frankfurt is struggling to make ends meet. the economy is booming but spending is on the rise. basic social costs are a heavy burden. >> let's take a look at my city. our basic social spending was 19 million euros in 2010. it was 27.5 million euros in 2005. >> off and cultural services are the first to go. >> in recent yearswe had to close theaters. there even discussion about closing the museum. so the cost-cutting measures are getting tougher. municipalities are raisingq locl fees to increase revenues. and even the dogs tax is set to increase. there is a summary from the frankfurt stock exexange. f
to a screeching halt. >> woodruff: in washington today, president obama sat down with a number of democratic governors, who later commented on the government versus union battles across the nation. >> whatever wisconsin or these other states can do to get back into the game of creating jobs instead of fighting or belittling their public employees i think is a good step. >> woodruff: the governors will remain in washington through the weekend. and joining us now to discuss the current disputes over public employees and fiscal challenges sweeping the states, republican governor mitch daniels of indiana and democratic governor brian schweitzer of montana. gentlemen, thank you both for being with us. and i just want to point out the sling, governor daniels, is not because he's been in a tussle with democrats, you had shoulder surgery recently. >> it's a sympathy ploy, i thought you might take it easy on me. >> woodruff: governor, let me begin with you on this showdown in wisconsin and your state of indiana. you've been very critical of public workers, you use the term privileged elite. you've sa
of tripoli. the obama administration has condemned the government's use of lethal force. earlier today, the deputy ambassador of libya's mission to the united nations renounced colonel qaddafi calling on them to step down and leave the country. joining me now are professor dirk vandewalle of dartmouth college and barbara plett of the british broadcasting corporation. professor, let me go to you first, tell me where youhink things are at 5:00 p.m. on monday. >> i think at this point we are at kind of a crucial phase. it seems the demonstrations have started to take place in tripoli and tripoli in many ways is in a sense the big prize. green square in tripoli is really the symbol of qaddafi's revolution. it's where he holds his annual parades. it's where three days ago he still walked around to prove thaefs still in charge. and my hunch is that if indeed these demonstrations continue, particularly around green square but extend beyond tripoli as well and that the kind of fighting we've seen continues, that this may very well be the crucial 48 hours ahead of us that will decide whether or
of the things that's made this so fascinating is that while president obama has faced foreign policy changes before, afghanistan, north korea, this is the first one that is coming at this whitehouse in real time. where they're having to adjust their rhetoric and positions to events they really can't control. they're missing a whole lot of leverage. what i find most fascinating in my most recent conversations with whitehouse officials who are dealing with this, is that they now recognize that the american aid to egypt which is $1.5 a year isn't much leverage. much is in military equipment and most of the jobs back here. their real leverage at this point is the fact that the protesters still keep coming out in the street including today at the beginning of the rolling strikes around the country. and so now the obama administration finds itself in the odd position that in order to get to that stability that they cherish and to get to the elections that they need to have and the constitutional reforms, they really need the protesters to stay out on the street. they need to foment a good deal of
for president obama. i think he's done a very good job of building a broad international coalition, and for the first time, i think we're seeing signs that it's having an impact on the iranian regime and the iranian economy. we're seeing gasoline sales drop by 90% in a year. we're seeing $60 billion dollars in energy investments frozen. we're seeing scores of international energy companies and banks and insurance companies pulling away from iran. it is having a significant impact. and at the same time, we're seeing a green movement, which though was brutally crushed last year, it's still part of the fabric of iranian society. it's in every corner of iranian society. it has gone underground, but it is still robust. and it's the only thing that has rattled this regime so far. so, by combining sanctions, economic sanctions, with moral sanctions that support the human rights movement in iran, i think we've got a better than average shot. >> gary, picking up on your earlier metaphor, are sanctions against iran the "do good" kind or the "feel good" kind? >> well, they're firstly and fore
: what's interesting to me, too, is it seems to me this administration in washington, president obama, clearly with the talents he has should be able to explain... >> this is obama's story! >> rose:... that we're on the side of history here and that our commitment is to egypt. we're not abandoning a person, we are supporting a country. >> and, by the way, the people here have made that choice. and i feel they've rendered that judgment. >> rose: what about israel? you were there. how do they see this and you have written that prime minister netanyahu needs to have a moment in which he gets on the right side of this? what does netanyahu do? >> well, first of all, i have a lot of sympathy and understanding for the israeli's view of strategic situation. they've had peace with egypt for 30 years, they abided by the treaty. >> rose: it's been the cornerstone of their policy. >> i think the challenge for israel is going to be the fact that it won't... it will no longer be able to have piece with one man. it will have to be with 80 million people. now i think the implications of that, what th
, and our relationship with him. so i think, you know, we're walking... i think the obama administration has it correct here. i think they understand from the get-go they've understood exactly what our goals are. wu we also have other interests. we need to be sensitive to them. egypt was a critical player in the peace process of the middle east. we don't want a catastrophic failure of prevention on the gaza strip and on the border with egypt. we don't want radical movement of one kind or another to fill any vacuum. we don't want to send a message to friends that we don't understand those kinds of sensitivities. so i think the key here has been to make clear that we understand and are sympathetic to and supportive of the aspirations of the people of egypt, that we know there's a need for change. but to make it responsible change. change that can be affected with accountability and transparency and ultimately hopefully with an outcome that permits the aspirations the people are expressing in the street to actually be fulfilled, to be worked on, to be advanced. that's the key here. and it's a t
obama submitted a $3.7 trillion budget for fiscal year 2012. it shrinks some government programs while increasing spending on others. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we talk to white house budget director jack lew and ohio republican senator rob portman about cuts, taxes, and the political battles ahead. >> ifill: then, margaret warner, just back from cairo, helps us look at the role social media and mainstream media played in the egypt uprising. >> brown: and we report on a battle that pits human champions against a machine. our science correspondent took the challenge. >> i'm miles o'brien. i just played jeopardy against a very smart computer. it was great for the computer. i'll tell you about artificial intelligence and the pursuit of language understanding. for machines. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years, pacific
than the arab ones. so when the president today... president obama spoke about the african union speaking with the same voice of the other organizations, that was the key. so we have to look forward to see what the african leaders will do to unify their position with the europeans and the americans more than the arab countries for qaddafi, for the world mind, the idea of the world is he has what the africans would say. it's more important than the others. >> brown: maurice owe molinari, charles cup chin, tom malinowski thank you very much. >> thank you. >> ifill: the obama administration reversed course today when it announced it will no longer defend in court a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. attorney general eric holder's letter to house speaker john boehner read: "the president and i have concluded that classifications based on sexual orientation warrant heightened scrutiny..." and banning recognition for legally married same sex couples is unconstitutional. at the white house today, press secretary jay carney stopped short of endorsing gay marr
's protests. and in a speech, supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei rejected president obama's criticism of iran for using force against protesters. >> ( translated ): america can bully a country as long as the people are not standing up for it. the governments do not know that people come to power or leave power because of the u.s. one day america supports himr1te unfair, free and fair elections and a more equitable distribution of power and matereriel resources. social justice, if you will. it's a majority scheidt population. but clearly what we see here, too, is an effort on the part of a group of bahrainny activists to tap into a sense of regional momentum. they have identified very important moment historically across the region and are seeking too capitalize on what they believe to be an energizing moment and to rally their fellow country men. >> warner: paint us a word picture of bahrain. this is a typical gulf oil sheikdom? what's it like? >> well, bahrain is the country when oil was first discovered in the southern gulf. ironically now it has very little gulf oil left at all and
. this week, president obama unveiled his proposed 2012 budget. his goals are cutting the deficit and stimulating job growth. in a one-on-one interview with white house senior advisor valerie jarrett, she says america's place in the global economy is also paramount. >> we want to be able to out innovate, out educate, out build the rest of the world. our competitions no longer here between democrats and republicans. our real competition is global. the president says, let's get rid of programs that don't work also invest in the future. and what's the biggest impact on women, children, families, the biggest single impact in your view of the president's budget? >> as you know i chair the white house council on women and girls, it was created by president obama to make sure that every single federal agency was focusing on what it could do to improve the lives of women and girls. the president's budget in every department touches the lives of women and girls so there isn't a single impact, it's everything from investing in early childhood education to investing in family planning, child
're on the one hand, we ignore it, as i think happened in the first year of the obama administration. there was a sense that, there was so much focus on armenia and turkey and reconciliation between those countries, that the u.s. was ignoring azerbaijan. president aliyev, the president of azerbaijan, was not invited to president obama's nuclear security summit in april of, of 2010. then you saw a visit by secretary of defense bob gates, and a visit by secretary of state hillary clinton, not just azerbaijan, but to the whole region. secretary gates delivered a letter from president obama. we seem to go from one extreme to another of ignoring azerbaijan and then smothering it and, and there needs to be a more moderate approach that i think does take into account the interests that charles identified, which is energy and, and economic security, but also democracy and human rights. the way i would describe it is, it's a three legged stool. we have interests in energy, we have interests in security, but we have equal interests in seeing azerbaijan develop in a more democratic fashion, res
... pack animals? >> what is obama's lamb as. >> obama's lamas. that's what this category is all about. >> reporter: it amazed me how watson gets all the jokes the word play and the puns that are hallmarks of jeopardy. and watson gets smarter with each answer. >> it learns based on the right answers how to adjust its interpretation. and now from not being confident, it starts to get more confident in the right answers. >> watson surprises snu. >> absolutely. in fact, you know, people say why did he get that wrong? i don't know. >> reporter: computers that rern, understand and even surprise us? what could go wrong with that? >> do you read me? do you read me, hal? >> affirmative, dave. i read you. >> reporter: oh, yeah. there is that. a machine that becomes a psychopathic murderer. >> open the doors for me, al. >> i'm sorry, dif. i'm afraid wra do that. >> artificial intelligence can be destructive. it's already used in our weapons. we have smart weapons. we sent a missile across the world. it intelligently navigates and makes its own decisions. technology can be destructive particularl
york times." back in a moment. >> president obama made his first comment today about.crises in libya without mentioning the libyan leader by name. he condemned the use of violence and said the country would be held liable. >> as i said last week, we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. the american people extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all who have been killed and injured, the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international enormous, and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> rose: the president's remarks came on a day when international condemnation on the violence in libya came on an increase. the united nations president called for an end to the bloodshed. >> the violence must stop. attacks against the civilians are a serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law. those responsible for brutally shedding the blood of innocents must be punished. >> ros
in the last week. president obama signed documents to implement the "new start" treaty today. the nuclear arms agreement with russia will limits each country's number of strategic warheads. it also allows the two sides to resume inspecting each others' nuclear arsenals. the treaty will be finalized this weekend when secretary of state clinton and the russian foreign minister exchange ratification documents. the environmental protection agency has announced plans to regulate perchlorate in drinking water. the toxic chemical is found in rocket fuel, fireworks and explosives. it's been linked to thyroid problems in pregnant women and young children. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson laid out the agency's plans at a senate hearing today. >> it's about protecting the health of the between five million and 17 million americans that have perchlorate in the water that they drink. as we look at our regulations for perchlorate, we will look at the feasibility and affordability of treatment systems, the costs and the benefits of potential standards, and of course, we'lmake sure our approach continues to
salzberg. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. president obama delivered his 2012 budget to congress this week, as house republicans pushed for deep cuts in federal spending. many religious groups warned against reducing services for the poor, while faith-based aid organizations like world vision and church world service lobbied against cuts in funding for international relief. some charities say they are also concerned about the president's proposal to reduce the tax deductions for charitable giving. >>> meanwhile, several conservative groups say the rising debt is cause for moral concern, in part because of its burden on future generations. they also called for the elimination of federal funding for family planning organizations. >>> the catholic archdiocese of philadelphia said it will reopen its investigation of allegations of sexual use brought agnst more than 30 local priests. the announcemencamefter a grand jury charged three priests and one catholic school teacher with assault and rape. the jury also indicted the monseignor who oversaw the clergy for endang
to these regions you can't get away with bluffs like that anymore and the obama administration and the governments of europe have already shown that they have now in the past couple of months a better understanding of the social and political dynamics of this region. so for the king to now pretend that foreigners are influencing or are the sort of agents provocateur of this uprising i don't think anybody's going to buy that. >> rose: what do they want from outside forces like the united states? >> not a whole lot. not a whole lot. the other thing that's common with these kids is that throughout their lives they've seen the u.s. as an enabling force. a government that enables their desperation, that enables their despots to rule over them. so they're not terribly fond of this. on the other hand, they don't have a sort of visceral animosity to americans. the one thing that we have not seen, two months of protests across the arab world, how many american flags were burned? >> rose: none that i saw. >> exactly. how many times was the effigy of an american president hung from a tree? none. so that tell
feel at this point that the obama administration is standing behind your government's view that president mubarak and vice president suleiman should manage this process? >> the first four or five days it was confusing message and i was often angry. but through discussions with the administration i think now we have an administration that understands exactly the difficulties of the situation and the dangers and the risks that are entailed in a rush towards chaos without end. so the administration's message now is much better. >> warner: so what is at stake now for the u.s./egypt relationship? do you think that however this turns out it's been unalterably changed? >> it shouldn't. we have to maintain a good relationship and we have to work together egypt and the united states for a simple reason. the united states is the global power. the major power in the world. but egypt is one of the most important if not the most important arab country in the arab region. then we have to help egypt in order to regain its status and its standing and then we continue working together to st
coverage of president obama's budget proposal unveiled this week and to judy woodruff. >> woodruff: up with of the most prominent criticisms of the president's budget from friend and foe alike is that it does little to address the long-term structural fiscal problems contributing to the nation's deficit and $14 trillion debt. even president obama himself acknowledged at his news conference sunday that more has to be done. he said it won't get done without both parties working together. our guests are attempting to do precisely that. republican senator sax by chambliss of georgia and mark warner, democrat of virginia, are heading up an effort to tackle the hardest fiscal challenges. senators, thank you both for being with us. senator warner, to you first. i assume you agree these are the hardest challenges. if so, why are you taking this on? >> well, judy, i think the question is not if we're going to do deficit reduction and take on the national debt, it's only a question of when are we going to do in the a bipartisan orderly way that will give us a few years to phase in these changes
that the americans did that, a little bit too late in my view, but, nevertheless, mr. obama did the right thing. we will see if the european leaders are willing to follow. >> thank you very much. we will wind up the day's events in egypt. there was a clash in cairo. 600 people were injured. one person is reported killed. the egyptian vice president has called for protesters to go home and observe the curfew as a precondition for political dialogue. you are watching "the journal" on dw-tv. please stay with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- u forget it. yourself, so don't fall. u forget it. now he tells us. how far am i off the floor? about twelve inches. twelve whole inches?
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